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With the continuous 24hour operations of most mining sites, a lot of energy is needed to dig, crush and process minerals. However, most mining sites are located in very remote areas where power grids are not accessible. As a result, diesel fuel is primarily used for mine processes. The high use of diesel fuel creates large amounts of greenhouse gasses. These greenhouse gasses that create climate change will need to be recognized and reduced as agreed upon by Australia in the Kyoto Protocol.

Reduction of carbonaceous gasses can be achieved by decreasing the amount of hydrocarbon fuel that is used on site. This is where renewable energy is a great alternative. They are sustainable, environmentally friendly and produces net zero carbon emissions. Going green will be the future for the mining industry.


The radiation from the sun is used as solar energy to create concentrated solar power (CSP) or Photovoltaic power (PV). Solar farms consist of many solar panels for collecting solar energy and converting it into electric power.

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Wind is a very well-known renewable source of energy that has been used everywhere in the world. Kinetic energy applies force to the turbine’s blades which rotates the rotor, which works to spin a generator that produces the electricity.

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Hydrogen is very versatile and can be sized to run various equipment and machines. It has quick refuelling times, contains high energy density, and always maintains consistent power supply for the power-hungry machineries and equipment.

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Geothermal is a source of renewable energy that is retrieved from the earth’s core. Heat which is generated from the formation of planet and radioactive decay of materials, is then used to generate steam and make electricity.

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